Twitteratti reacts as Australia gives away their momentum to England

Twitteratti reacts as Australia gives away their momentum to England

England have their noses against the Australia.

Australia’s Adam Zampa walks off after being dismissed by England’s Mark Wood. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

The most anticipated match of the tournament was finally played at Edgbaston between Australia and England in front of a sell-out crowd. There was a lot stake for the Australians who haven’t been able to play a full match in the tournament. With Bangladesh men winning the last match against the Kiwis, had Australia lost the match today, the Asian side would qualify for the semi-finals ahead of the Aussies.

As it turned out, Australians literally gave their wickets away by soft dismissals and wickets off full-tosses. Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field first, backing their ability to chase down totals. Australia was cruising at one point at 136-1, with the half centuries from Aaron Finch and captain Steve Smith. Aaron Finch played rapid innings of 68 off just 64 balls, screaming eight boundaries in his innings at a strike rate of 106.

Except for Maxwell and Warner, who were dismissed with help of brilliance from the fielding side, every batsman gave their wickets away, giving catching practice to the English fielders or getting out on full-tosses. Jason Roy made his presence felt in the tournament as he picked a brilliant catch with his balancing acts on the boundary rope, which saw the end of Maxwell who was looking to tee off at the business end of the innings.

Head was the only calm amidst the Australian mayhem. It is only due to his 71 off just 64 balls, that Australia managed a sub-par total of 277 by losing as many as 9 wickets. The batsmen also had no answer to the bowling of Mark Wood and Adil Rashid who had a field day on the ground by picking up four wickets each, breaking the back of the Australian lineup.

That said, let us look at how Twitterati reacted to the clash of the arch-rivals.